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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILU
7V,;nl,)iMn Editorial, Uoom 853
Telephones Circulation. Monroe S830
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 centi a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada, 13.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 18U. at the postofflce at Chicago,
111, under the Act of March 3, 1S7I.
SQUARE DEAL MAYOR. Talking
about mayors, Dallas, the principal
city of Texas, has one it will do well
to keep your eye on. Mayor Lindsley
is a wealthy man. He is abandoning
a profession and sacrificing several
thousand dollars per annum to serve
Dallas. But what he is doing down
there for the people of Dallas has al
ready set Texas to thinking. He is
being mentioned as the next governor
of Texas and he hasn't been in pub
lic life six months yet.
His platform is "a square deal" and
he means it, just as Tom Johnson did
LJndsley's latest "stunt" was the
giving of a picnic, at his own expense,
to the children of Dallas. Five hun
dred boxes of candy and watermel
ons in plenty for their parents Were
provided by the mayor. Incidentally,
he shipped 15,000 loaves of bread,
also at his own expense, to Galves
ton storm sufferers when it was most
GOT THERE, JUST THE SAME
All the live newspaper men are not
dead yet, which sounds like an Irish
bull, but we can prove the statement.
When the storm in Texas put Hous
ton's light and power plant out of
business, so that it could only furnish
direct power for the press, the man
aging editor of the Houston Press, an
afternoon daily paper, installed a-mo-torcycle
In a frame, attached- a belt
and ran its linotype so successful!
that it ground out the type which told"
the first news of the great hurricane.
GET AFTER THEM! It's aboul?
time the authorities of the large?
cities were doing some investigating5
of the latest shell game, to wit, the
inserting of advertisements for help,
requiring a "cash guarantee" or a
"small investment" as a requisite to
employment, which is nearly always
lost. The growth of this newest in
dustry of the sharpers put out of
business by the federal postal laws is
said to be startling.
Newspapers generally protect
themselves and the public, as far ag
possible, by- investigating the relia
bility of their space advertisements,
but it is an utter impossibility to at
tempt to safeguard the want ad col
umns. A few vigorous prosecutions, early
in the day, might halt this baneful
Twilight sleep pictures, without
any omissions, were recently shown
in a New York movie theater. Ap
parently, the National Board of Cen
sorship took a day off.
Noah is said to have taken a drink
when he was several hundred years
old. Most men would be better off
if they'd cut out the booze before
they are a hundred.
A good many years ago an Ameri
can woman made the first flag for the
use of our brave men and the men
have been flagging the women ever
A Boston cemetery corporation
finds its perpetual care fund insuffi
cient to meet its obligations. A grave
The fellow who really "cuts the
ice" gets pretty small wages.
Temptations are banana skins on
the straight and narrow path.
When the 'average man die he
leaves -a great deal the earth.